From the KMTS News Room:

    • Onlookers Causing Trouble for Firefighters Motorists wanting to catch a glimpse of a fire burning between Rifle and Rulison are causing trouble for fire crews trying to battle the flames tonight. Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says members of the public are being asked to avoid County Road 320 if possible.  Additional traffic from onlookers has apparently been ...
    • NEWS JOHN MARTIN TAKES GOP PRIMARY Glenwood Springs—John Martin’s quest to win an unprecedented sixth term on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners continues after last night’s primary victory. Martin captured just over 73 percent of the vote to handily defeat Republican challenger Aron Diaz. Martin thanked Diaz for running a positive, issue-focused campaign and now looks ...
    • NEWS STILL NO ID OF DROWNING VICTIM Glenwood Springs—Foul play has been ruled out by Garfield County authorities in last weekend’s death of a middle aged man who was found floating in the Colorado River. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the body had been in the river for several days before it was discovered by ...
    • NEWS GARCO APPROVES FUNDS FOR ‘SANE’ PROGRAM Glenwood Springs—An important rape investigation program is being restored to Garfield County and the rest of the 9th Judicial District. The once dormant program known as ‘SANE’ standing for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, received a $2,500 grant from the Garfield County Board of Commissioners this morning. District Attorney Sherry ...
    • NEWS UPDATE: WESTERN U.S. WILDFIRES COLORADO Firefighters are clearing brush and wetting grass on the edges of a forest near the Colorado-Wyoming border where a blaze has burned 8 square miles. Crews are concentrating on keeping the flames from about 40 nearby vacation homes. So far, only a few small structures have burned. Officials have ...
    • NEWS ASPEN CHAIRLIFT SHOVER LEGALLY INSANE Aspen—The man who shoved a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January, has been deemed legally insane by a state psychiatrist. 32 year old Thomas Proesel has already pled not guilty of first-degree assault for pushing a 28 year old snowboarder off the Loge Peak Lift. The snowboarder ...
    • NEWS SPECIAL BENCH DEDICATION TO HONOR PARACHUTE BABY Parachute—The memory of the baby girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father one year ago today will be honored tonight in Parachute. Local officials will gather with community members to dedicate a special bench at Cottonwood Park in the name of Sarah Ogden. A committee has ...
    • NEWS DEADLY RAFTING ACCIDENT ON ROARING FORK Aspen—A commercial rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River claimed the life of a man late this morning. According to early reports, the man fell out of the boat twice while going through the class 4 rapid section called the Slaughterhouse near Stein Park. At least four of the ...
    • NEWS GARCO/CSU EMISSIONS STUDY RESULTS COMPLETE Glenwood Springs— A three-year study of air pollution from Garfield County fracking wells found the highest rate of emissions came just after fracking was completed. The research presented today to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners didn’t measure the effects on human health, but it will help state officials devise such ...
    • NEWS RIVERS PEAKING, LOCAL AUTHORITIES WARN OF DANGERS Glenwood Springs—Local rivers and streams are flowing high and strong and authorities are a little concerned. According to the latest stream flow report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy, the Colorado River at Glenwood Springs is over 18,000 thousand cubic feet per second, well over the mean of 11,000 cfs. ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, MARCH 2ND HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 3A REGIONAL PLAYOFFS Denver–The Rifle Lady Bears and the Roaring Fork Lady Rams will play in sub-regional games tonight at Bruce Randolph High School in Denver. The Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 while Roaring Fork will battle Denver School of Science and Technology at 7. Both ...
    • SPORTS, MARCH 1ST Peach Valley–Coal Ridge High School is looking for a new head football coach. Scott Parker has decided to step down after four years at the helm to devote more time to his family. Parker led the Titans to their first and only playoff appearance in 2010. Denver–The Denver Nuggets began the second ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 29TH Glenwood Springs–If you can endure 10 hours of skiing or snowboarding expert runs, sign up for this Friday’s Defiance Challenge at Sunlight Mountain Resort. Teams of two are encouraged to register for the annual endurance race to raise money for Sunlight’s 62 volunteer ski patrollers. The racing begins Friday morning at ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 28TH KMTS PLAYOFF BASKETBALL COVERAGE CONTINUES IN DENVER Denver–KMTS radio’s coverage of high school playoff basketball will continue in Denver this Friday night when the Rifle Lady Bears take on Middle Park at 5:30 at Bruce Randolph High School. That game will be followed by the Lady Rams of Roaring Fork taking on Denver School ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 27TH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE 3A TOURNAMENT BRACKETS ________________________BOYS___________________________ FIRST ROUND – FRIDAY MARCH 2ND (Host Sites) – REGION ONE Faith Christian HS #1 Faith Christian vs #32 University #16 Clear Creek vs #17 Platte Valley Pinnacle HS 7:00pm: #8 Pinnacle vs #25 Rifle 5:00pm: #9 Manual vs #24 Sheridan Winners play Saturday at 11:00am – REGION TWO Manitou Springs HS 7:00pm: ...
    • KMTS B-Ball Playoffs: DISTRICT CHAMPION ASPEN BOYS TO HOST REGIONALS — RUNNER-UP ROARING FORK BOYS, RIFLE GIRLS HOPEFUL PALISADE (2/25/12) — By sweeping through the 3A Western Slope Boys District Tournament, the Aspen Skiers will host a four-team regional tournament next weekend. “We\’re thrilled to get a home regional,” Skiers coach Steve Ketchum said after his team held off Roaring Fork, 47-37 in the championship game Saturday night. The ...
    • KMTS B-BALL PLAYOFFS: RIFLE GIRLS, ASPEN, RF BOYS ADVANCE IN DISTRICTS PALISADE (2/24/12) — Rifle Lady Bears coach Stephanie Heald had her notepad out during Olathe\’s afternoon semifinal game in hopeful anticipation that her team might meet the top-ranked Pirates in Saturday\’s 3A Western Slope District basketball championship. Several hours later, the matchup was complete, but it wasn\’t easy getting there, Rifle ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 24TH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL GIRLS 3A CONSOLATION ROUND Hotchkiss-39 Coal Ridge-31 Roaring Fork-55 Aspen-44 BOYS CONSOLATION ROUND Grand Valley-58 Gunnison-54 2ot Olathe-72 Hotchkiss-53 Palisade–This weekend at Palisade High School, the 3A District tournament continues. This afternoon, the action begins at 3 o’clock with the Olathe Lady Pirates taking on the Gunnison Cowgirls in a ...
    • SPORTS, FEBRUARY 23RD HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL Boys District 3A Quarterfinals Coal Ridge beat Grand Valley 47-42. Rifle squeaked past Olathe 54-52. Roaring Fork defeated Hotchkiss 69-43 and Aspen got past Gunnison 60 to 56. In Friday’s semifinals, Roaring Fork will take on Rifle at 4:45, Aspen will play Coal Ridge at ...
    • Brady Quinn Apologizes to Tim Tebow DENVER (AP) – Brady Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled “The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time.” In it, Quinn was quoted as saying, “We’ve had a ...